TEA announces closure of La Marque ISD

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The Commissioner of Education announced Thursday that the troubled La Marque ISD will close for good in July of 2016.

The Texas Agency for Education said the school district lost its accreditation and will be annexed by another school district.

Commissioner Michael Williams cited the district's ratings of "academically unacceptable" in 2011 and "improvement required" in the state of Texas' academic accountability rating system for 2013 and 2014 as the reasoning behind the decision.